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Definitions and Synonyms of apologize | Another word for apologize | What is apologize?

Definition 1: acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing - [verb of communication]

Samples where apologize or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I apologized for being late
  • He apologized for the many typoes

Synonyms for apologize in the sense of this definition

(apologize implies ...) declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of

"He admitted his errors" "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"

Definition 2: defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning - [verb of communication]

Samples where apologize or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior
  • he rationalized his lack of success

Synonyms for apologize in the sense of this definition

(apologize is a kind of ...) argue or speak in defense of

"She supported the motion to strike"

(... is a kind of apologize ) give a deceptive explanation or excuse for

"color a lie"

(... is a kind of apologize ) offer as an excuse or plea

"She was pleading insanity"

(... is a kind of apologize ) lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

"The circumstances extenuate the crime"

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